When people camp, they often turn into even bigger slobs than they are in real life. Between the beers, flashlight batteries, water bottles, and marshmallow packaging, they generate and leave behind a lot of crap. So, the people at Glad, who make trash bags, thought to themselves, “How might we enhance the camping experience, encourage people to pick up after themselves, and also, let’s be honest, promote our brand?” The result: a tent that can be turned into a garbage bag.
No, it’s probably not a tent you’d want to use if you were climbing Everest. But for a couple days at a music festival — Glad promoted the trash-bag tent at this year’s SXSW — it will do just fine. You can sleep in it, throw all your trash inside, and then throw it away like a good boy. Here’s a video Glad made about its nifty creation.
Of course, this does nothing to keep camping-generated waste (or plastic bags) out of landfills. But you know. It’s definitely a step in the right direction. Next year, a sleeping bag that recycles!